It’s Thursday.  I had a day of rest yesterday from writing but I’m back today with Friday Fictioneers.  We make up stories of 100 words or so to a photo prompt.  As you must know by now, we are hosted by the gracious Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here’s my 100 words.  I hope they are worthy of your attention.  


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

She was at crossroads.  She surveyed the situation.  She had tried.  Even read Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly.  It was a steep climb and a slippery slope.  If she fell….

Oh, the pain!  She shuddered and shook her head.  Not going there, she muttered under her breath.  She paced.  Back and forth.  Back and forth.  Yes!  No!  Yes again.

Did she have what it takes?  Was she a coward, hiding behind her nonchalence?  Why take risks?  She could hurt herself.  She could be humiliated.

Exhausted, she sat down.  She had to do it.  She had to write even if she fails.


from Brene




About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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24 Responses to THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

  1. Dear Lily,

    Sometimes one has to just sit down to the keyboard and do it. Nicely done.



  2. There are so many letters waiting to be written… I hope she does it, and it has a positive outcome.

  3. Everybody has a story to tell and I really enjoyed this one 🙂

  4. So much emotion in such a few words. Good story. james

  5. Sandra says:

    A slippery slope indeed. Still, the first step is the hardest.

  6. ceayr says:

    Good description of the uncertainty we all feel at times.

  7. mjlstories says:

    There are some great stories this week and I’m finding yours and Dale’s both personally very inspiring. I’m a great one for the back and forth, back and forth. Thank you!

  8. Laura Thiessen says:

    Relatable tale, it’s a place we have all been.

  9. Susan says:

    Great take on the prompt by using it for what we feel as we begin to write. 🙂

  10. rgayer55 says:

    Great analogy. I’m amazed at the number of people who say they write (especially poetry) but won’t let anyone read their word. If embarrassment would kill, I would have died long ago.

  11. ansumani says:

    Yes . Sharing the writing even if it fails is the next giant leap 🙂 Good one.

  12. Great metaphor for taking a chance, Lily. Good twist at the end, Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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